REDLANDS, Calif. (Dec. 1, 2017) – Freshman guard Gokul Srinivasaragavan (San Ramon, Calif. / Dougherty Valley) put forth his most prominent game of the young season against University of Wisconsin-Whitewater in the first leg of the Lee Fulmer Memorial Classic as he helped his team tie a program-record with 12 three-pointers. The weekend-long series is being hosted by the University of Redlands.
The freshman saw 20 minutes of action off the bench and responded with 12 points to lead all Beavers. All 12 of the guard's points came from beyond the arc as he finished with a cool 4-of-6 shooting line from three, though he was not the only Beaver to connect from three. Sophomore guard Bret Johnson (Carlsbad, Calif. / Santa Fe Christian) also scored all nine of his points from deep and connected on three three-pointers. Freshman guard Matthew Riker (Bethlehem, N.Y. / Bethlehem Central), like Srinivasaragavan had himself his best game in his young career by adding two more shots from deep to account six of his nine bench points.
Fellow freshman Spencer Schneider (Houston, Texas / Clearbrook), meanwhile nearly nabbed his second double-double of the season, wrapping the game with 11 points and nine rebounds while also contributing three assists and two three-pointers off the bench. Schneider tied for the team lead in minutes with another freshman, Marcus Gee (Santa Monica / Santa Monica) who played 32 minutes and picked up his first start of the season.
The young Beavers gave the undefeated Warhawks (5-0) all they could handle in the first half, matching their opponent basket-for-basket as deep into the first-half as 5:24. The Warhawks went off on a 12-2 run to the half, however, creating an uphill battle for the Beavers. Srinivasaragavan hit three of his four three-pointers in the second half to keep Caltech in the game but the deficit ultimately proved too steep to retaliate against classic's best team. The Warhawks are currently ranked fifth in Division III.
Head Coach Dr. Oliver Eslinger and the Beavers will turnaround to play their second game of the weekend on Saturday when they line up against the University of California Santa Cruz in the first of two meetings this season.